Ensure a smooth billing transition and unaffected revenue by preparing clinicians for yearly coding updates. Finding out what the annual code changes are is the easy part. CPT® updates typically are announced several months before they become effective. For example, the 2019 CPT® code book was available to purchase in early November 2018, and AAPC ...
Collaboration ensures medical services and supplies are properly documented and coded according to guidelines. There are many nuances associated with injection and infusion coding. Definitions for coding based on timing may conflict with the physician order and nursing documentation. There are initial and subsequent coding and hierarchy rules to follow. In every case clinical documentation ...
Dec 20th, 2018
Be a part of the solution: Comment on a draft strategy for reducing regulatory administrative burdens. Do the practitioners in your organization complain about the administrative burden associated with the use of electronic health records (EHR) and other health information technology (IT)? You may be sick of hearing it, but the Office of the National ...
In Billing
Nov 28th, 2018
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) held an open door forum last week to review the Physician Fee Schedule (PFS) rule for 2019, including proposals that will be deferred until 2021 as part of the Patients over Paperwork initiative. CMS stressed that they will be paying for virtual check-ins with patients and virtual consultations ...
In CMS
Nov 1st, 2018
The 2019 Physician Fee Schedule and Quality Payment Program final rule has come out. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced Nov. 1 they are not going to make changes to payment for evaluation and management (E/M)  services until at least 2021. CMS Administrator Seema Verma said in a press release, “We know ...